BEIRUT: Arab Tawhid Party leader Wiam Wahhab praised the Military Tribunal Sunday for charging 10 people last week for transporting weapons to Syria, hoping that the move would encourage Prime Minister Najib Mikati to stop protecting those who commit similar acts.
“We ask Prime Minister Mikati to stop protecting all those people who are participating in [illegal activities] on the Lebanese-Syrian border or those setting fire to diesel tankers [heading to Syria],” Wahhab told reporters after receiving a delegation from the pro-Syrian Palestinian faction Fatah al-Intifada.
“These are dangerous acts that will have dangerous impacts,” Wahhab added.
Last week, Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr charged 10 people for belonging to the armed Nusra Front, carrying out terrorist activities and transporting weapons over the Lebanon-Syria border.
Among the 10 charged was Islamist Shadi Mawlawi, who was briefly arrested last May before being released on bail after his detention triggered deadly clashes in Tripoli. Wahhab accused Mikati of protecting Mawlawi.